7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Keflavik
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Thingvellir
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hof
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Reykjavik
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Denver

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Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Keflavik online tour planner .

Denver, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in October, you will find days in Keflavik are colder (45°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Spas

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sun Voyager as well as Hallgrimskirkja. On the 14th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik itinerary planner .

Getting from Keflavik to Reykjavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kerið, Skalholt Cathedral, Gullfoss Falls, and other attractions. On the 15th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir holiday maker website .

Getting from Reykjavik to Thingvellir by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Thingvellir sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hella.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Kerið, Skalholt Cathedral
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Hella

Hella
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hella online journey maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Thingvellir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Hof.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, Diamond Beach and Svartifoss Waterfall. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, and then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hof road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hella to Hof takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Diamond Beach
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoffellsjokull Glacier. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hofn itinerary app .

Getting from Hof to Hofn by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks
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night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Sólheimajökulll, Black Sand Beach, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip planning site .

You can drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vik are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik route planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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